Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

2015

Journal

Diversity and Distributions

Volume

21

Issue

6

First Page

643

Last Page

653

Abstract

Estuaries world-wide have been modified or fragmented due to human stressors in their terrestrial and aquatic components. Estuary fragmentation often results in reductions in species richness, diversity and connectivity. Effects of human modification on estuaries have been well studied, but less is known about how land use alters connectivity of the terrestrial–aquatic ecotone. We studied the relationship between terrestrial–aquatic connectivity and the distri- bution of an estuarine turtle, diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin).

DOI

DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12289

Keywords

Data collection; ecotones; estuaries; habitats; humans; land use; models; salt marshes; species diversity

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